Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time | 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Want to kickstart your administrative career? Or perhaps you want to formalise your existing skills? Then this is the qualification for you! It takes systems knowledge and expertise to provide great service to the rest of the team and increase productivity. This part-time programme will give you the skills you need to help take your career to the next level.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) (Level 3)

  • Online
  • 19 weeks full-time | 36 weeks part-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Have you recently become a team leader? Or do you feel that you have the potential to be appointed into a team leader role? Then this is the qualification for you! This part-time programme will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to contribute to effective team performance and the potential to be successful in a leadership role within a team. This programme is only available online.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) (Level 3)

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time | 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

This qualification will enable you to prepare for a small business (an entity that is either owner-operated or employs no more than 20 people). This includes being able to identify and assess the opportunities and requirements for small business. This part-time programme is only available online.

New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)

  • Online
  • 60 weeks part-time | No full-time option
  • Level 3
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Do you want a greater level of confidence working in the digital tools and technologies space? Or perhaps you want to pursue new career opportunities in this area? Understanding, getting to grips with and using digital tools and technology is essential in today’s business world and this part-time programme will give you the confidence and skill to move forward.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 18 weeks full-time | 32 weeks part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Have you thought about working in an accounts role? Are you thinking about making a move from business administration into an accounts role but need more confidence and knowledge to take that step? Perhaps you are already working in an organisation and want more responsibility or you may be looking at starting your career training. This fully online qualification is perfect for any situation and will give you a sound understanding of the accounting functions that are required in a business. You will gain the knowledge to take on an entry level accounting support role within an organisation, contributing to performance and productivity. 

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time | 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

IT is a global industry and the right qualification will create a whole world of opportunities for you. If you've decided that a career in IT is what you're after then this qualification is a great starting point. On completion of this programme, you'll be ready to seek our entry-level roles in the IT industry or with further study, career possibilities include business computing, technical support, hardware, software, database, web development and much more.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time | 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Graduates of this programme will have the skills and knowledge to start, operate, grow and sustain a small business in New Zealand. Alternatively, you may wish to pursue further, higher-level study. This programme is only available online.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time | 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Take that next step in your career by learning the finer points of delivering great administrative support. Are you already working in an administrative role and looking for that next challenge? This programme will give you the skills and confidence to do just that and will enhance your career prospects.

New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time | 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts - flexible
  • Apply anytime

Want to learn how to support the successful completion of projects? This online qualification will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to support the management of a project and to take responsibility for some parts of a project under broad guidance. This programme is only available online.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time | 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Do you want to learn how to manage an effective team to achieve organisational goals? This fully online qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to work as a first line manager with responsibility for the performance of others in a business entity. This programme is only available online.

New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 28 weeks part-time | No full-time option
  • Level 5
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Are you an educator with a desire to help adult learners improve their literacy and numeracy skills? This certificate will give you the tools you need to embed literacy and numeracy development into vocational education or workplace programmes.

New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 44 weeks part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

You can help others learn! Have you spent years learning your trade? Are you now ready to pass on your knowledge to others? This Certificate will help you to gain the skills to share your knowledge and experience. 

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Human Resources Management) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 36 weeks full-time | 72 weeks part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Kick-start your career in Human Resources! Graduate with the skills and knowledge to be employed in entry-level Human Resource roles in a range of business entities. You could also apply what you learn to supervisory or first-line management roles.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Marketing and Sales) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 36 weeks full-time | 72 weeks part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Graduates of this course will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a variety of business entities in marketing and sales entry-level roles, such as: marketing assistant, junior account manager, sales representative, digital marketing assistant. They may also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer marketing and sales functions.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Project Management) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 36 weeks full-time | 72 weeks part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Do you want a career in project management? Enrol in this fully-online qualification and gain the skills and knowledge you'll need to successfully manage projects from the initial planning stage through to completion.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 36 weeks full-time | 72 weeks part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Gain the skills and knowledge to work or gain employment as a manager/leader in roles at an operational level within New Zealand business entities. This programme is only available online.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Accounting) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 36 weeks full-time | 72 weeks part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts - flexible
  • Apply anytime

If finance and accounting aren’t your core strengths, then it can sometimes be a challenge contributing at a senior level within an organisation. This fully online programme is ideal if you are already charging forward with your career in the corporate sector but need additional accounting skills or if you are already operating in a finance role but want to formalise your skills.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 36 weeks full-time | 72 weeks part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Focus on the skills you need to plan, organise and manage business administration functions, operations and/or projects. During this fully online programme, you will learn how to select, apply and support a broad range of current and emerging business technologies to meet the needs of a business/organisation. This programme is available online only.

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Construction Management) (Quantity Surveying)

  • Online
  • Part-time variable | Two years full-time option will be available later in 2020
  • Level 6
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Have you been on the tools for years? Do you know the construction sector inside out and are ready to take that next step in your career? Perhaps the construction sector is in your blood and you want to take more of a lead or project management role. This Diploma will give you the practical skills and knowledge to take that next step.